Beethoven and haute couture – not the first pairing that comes to mind. Le Creature di Prometeo/Le creature di Capucci (The Creatures of Prometheus/The Creatures of Capucci) celebrates this … [Read more...] about World premiere of The Creatures of Prometheus/The Creatures of Capucci at the Spoleto Festival in Italy
There are many, many Italian dancers scattered around companies throughout the world. Some are in the corps de ballet, others are principal dancers, but all continue the tradition that made Italian … [Read more...] about Dance in Italy – Spoleto Festival’s Dance Gala with Abbagnato, Vogel, Frola, Dato and many more on 30 June
After the success of Letter to a Man at the Spoleto Festival in July, Mikhail Baryshnikov will resume his role as Nijinsky on 11 September for a two-week run in Milan. Once again, he is … [Read more...] about Mikhail Baryshnikov: Time is cruel
Mikhail Baryshnikov and Bob Wilson have been in Milan rehearsing their new project: Letter to a Man, inspired by the diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky, The diaries were written in six months in 1919 – says … [Read more...] about Baryshnikov and Bob Wilson take on Nijinsky in Milan: Letter to a Man
The annual presentation of the latest additions to the series of books produced by the Amici della Scala (Friends of La Scala) is quite an event. It is held in the grand foyer on the first floor of … [Read more...] about Amici della Scala celebrates Lila de Nobili with Frigerio, Fracci, Bruson and …
Alessandra Ferri brings Martha Clarke's Chéri to the Ravenna Festival in two weeks, with the same cast that accompanied her for the piece's début at The Signature Theatre in New York: ABT's Herman … [Read more...] about Alessandra Ferri’s women: Cherì, Duse and Woolf… and heading La Scala?
There are comebacks and comebacks: the rather sad, end-of-the-pier affair, because money's run out and there's alimony to pay; the small cameo 'because I miss the applause'; and Alessandra … [Read more...] about Alessandra Ferri’s classy comeback
Nobel prize-winning poet Josef Brodsky and ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov were good friends. Really good friends. Brodsky hated calling Baryshnikov 'Mikhail' or 'Misha' so he called him 'Mysh': … [Read more...] about Mikhail Baryshnikov helps achieve the dream of Russian poet Josef Brodsky
After hanging up her pointe shoes in 2007, Alessandra Ferri has announced her return to the stage. At 49 she has decided to début in a new work, The Piano Upstairs, at the Spoleto Festival on 28 … [Read more...] about Alessandra Ferri returns to the stage after 6 years
The American première of the Philip Glass opera "Kepler," a concert by vocalist k.d. lang, and the return of Dublin's Gate Theatre highlight the 36th season of the Spoleto Festival USA this spring, … [Read more...] about Spoleto Festival USA reveals 2012 season: Glass, k.d. lang and Dublin’s Gate Theatre
Ekaterina Maximova and Vladimir Vasiliev in 1977 dancing at the Spoleto Festival in Italy … [Read more...] about Unpublished ballet: Ekaterina Maximova and Vladimir Vasiliev, Spoleto 1977
Robert Lepage, the theatrical mastermind of the Metropolitan Opera production of Wagner’s Ring, will mount a new opera for the New York house based on Stephen Hawking’s popular-science bestseller A … [Read more...] about A Brief History of Time: the Opera!